LOTHIAN ISLAND WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Lothian Island Wildlife Sanctuary is a small island in Sundarbans National Park of 38 square kilometres, famous for its views at sunset. The sanctuary harbours wild boar, spotted deer, estuarine crocodile and Gangetic dolphin, apart from various bird species. It is especially good for observing the mangrove plantation from a close distance, as one can walk amid mangrove trees without the fear of tigers. In most other parts of the Sunderban tour a visitor cannot walk in the mangrove plantation due to the extremely aggressive behaviour of tigers. For sundarban travel The sanctuary can be reached via Namkhana; a permit can be obtained from the office of the Divisional Forest Officer, 24 Parganas (South) Division, Alipore, Kolkata, or from Namkhana Range Office.
In sundarban tour Netidhopani is situated at the extreme south-eastern part of the tourism zone of the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve perfect for Sunderban Royal Bengal Tiger Tour. South of Netidhopani is a Core Zone where no tourist activities are allowed. This place has a watchtower and ruins of an old brick temple. Traces of an old road, lined on both sides with Bakul trees can also be seen here. The temple is believed to be of Neta, the usher woman who saved the life of Laxminder at the earnest prayer of his wife Behula, according to the legends in sundarban travel guide. Thesundarban forest here has all the wildlife typical to Sunderbans.
BHAGABATPUR CROCODILE PROJECT
Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project is situated on the northern bank of the river Saptamukhi, opposite the Lothian Island Wildlife Sanctuary. This project in Sunderban Package Tour was initiated in the year 1976 with an object of replenishing the depleting estuarine crocodile population of the Sunderbans by hatching crocodiles from the eggs collected from nature. Since the inception of this project, about 370 crocodiles have been reared in this centre and released into the wild. One can observe estuarine crocodiles of different sizes here. There also exists a small Interpretatio